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Started by Rick C November 27, 2021
I tracked down someone through google pointing to a Facebook page.  However, Facebook won't let me join.   I can sign up, but before letting me in the account they want me to verify who I am by contacting friends they have identified for me.  Of the five, three I've never seen before in my life.  One is a jerk I knew in high school and the last is someone I could contact only with great effort.  

WTF???  

Do they expect me to track down people I haven't seen in this century just to join their club? 

With a bit more work I did find the guy I was looking for.  He has a seafood business on the other end of the island.  So phooey on Facebook.  I can use Google without having friends vouch for me. 

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On 11/27/2021 5:03 PM, Rick C wrote:
> I tracked down someone through google pointing to a Facebook page. However, Facebook won't let me join. I can sign up, but before letting me in the account they want me to verify who I am by contacting friends they have identified for me. Of the five, three I've never seen before in my life. One is a jerk I knew in high school and the last is someone I could contact only with great effort. > > WTF??? > > Do they expect me to track down people I haven't seen in this century just to join their club? > > With a bit more work I did find the guy I was looking for. He has a seafood business on the other end of the island. So phooey on Facebook. I can use Google without having friends vouch for me. >
What's the point, make a wrong move and some AI freezes your account for a day, a week, forever, who knows.
On Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 6:09:16 PM UTC-4, bitrex wrote:
> On 11/27/2021 5:03 PM, Rick C wrote: > > I tracked down someone through google pointing to a Facebook page. However, Facebook won't let me join. I can sign up, but before letting me in the account they want me to verify who I am by contacting friends they have identified for me. Of the five, three I've never seen before in my life. One is a jerk I knew in high school and the last is someone I could contact only with great effort. > > > > WTF??? > > > > Do they expect me to track down people I haven't seen in this century just to join their club? > > > > With a bit more work I did find the guy I was looking for. He has a seafood business on the other end of the island. So phooey on Facebook. I can use Google without having friends vouch for me. > > > What's the point, make a wrong move and some AI freezes your account for > a day, a week, forever, who knows.
I'm not trying to be a Facie. I was just trying to contact someone who showed up there in a Google search. I only needed to go to page two of Google to find enough info to track him down so Facebook can go blow. Too bad Mayaguez is on the other end of the island. I'd drop in on him tomorrow. It would be a three or four hour drive from here since the center of the island is all mountains and I'd have to do either the Northern or Southern loop to get there. These two places are the equivalents of antipodes. It's just weird that Facebook won't even let you in unless you have friends in Facebook that it knows about before it's ever seen you. But then Facebook, Google, etc. probably know all about me before I sign up. -- Rick C. + Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging + Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209
On 11/27/2021 5:58 PM, Rick C wrote:
> On Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 6:09:16 PM UTC-4, bitrex wrote: >> On 11/27/2021 5:03 PM, Rick C wrote: >>> I tracked down someone through google pointing to a Facebook page. However, Facebook won't let me join. I can sign up, but before letting me in the account they want me to verify who I am by contacting friends they have identified for me. Of the five, three I've never seen before in my life. One is a jerk I knew in high school and the last is someone I could contact only with great effort. >>> >>> WTF??? >>> >>> Do they expect me to track down people I haven't seen in this century just to join their club? >>> >>> With a bit more work I did find the guy I was looking for. He has a seafood business on the other end of the island. So phooey on Facebook. I can use Google without having friends vouch for me. >>> >> What's the point, make a wrong move and some AI freezes your account for >> a day, a week, forever, who knows. > > I'm not trying to be a Facie. I was just trying to contact someone who showed up there in a Google search. I only needed to go to page two of Google to find enough info to track him down so Facebook can go blow. Too bad Mayaguez is on the other end of the island. I'd drop in on him tomorrow. It would be a three or four hour drive from here since the center of the island is all mountains and I'd have to do either the Northern or Southern loop to get there. These two places are the equivalents of antipodes. > > It's just weird that Facebook won't even let you in unless you have friends in Facebook that it knows about before it's ever seen you. But then Facebook, Google, etc. probably know all about me before I sign up. >
Sounds like a new thing to cut down on spammers, I had an account at one time, it didn't ask for any of that signing up that I recall.
On 2021-11-27, Rick C <gnuarm.deletethisbit@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 6:09:16 PM UTC-4, bitrex wrote: >> On 11/27/2021 5:03 PM, Rick C wrote: >> > I tracked down someone through google pointing to a Facebook page. However, Facebook won't let me join. I can sign up, but before letting me in the account they want me to verify who I am by contacting friends they have identified for me. Of the five, three I've never seen before in my life. One is a jerk I knew in high school and the last is someone I could contact only with great effort. >> > >> > WTF??? >> > >> > Do they expect me to track down people I haven't seen in this century just to join their club? >> > >> > With a bit more work I did find the guy I was looking for. He has a seafood business on the other end of the island. So phooey on Facebook. I can use Google without having friends vouch for me. >> > >> What's the point, make a wrong move and some AI freezes your account for >> a day, a week, forever, who knows. > > I'm not trying to be a Facie. I was just trying to contact someone who showed up there in a Google search. I only needed to go to page two of Google to find enough info to track him down so Facebook can go blow. Too bad Mayaguez is on the other end of the island. I'd drop in on him tomorrow. It would be a three or four hour drive from here since the center of the island is all mountains and I'd have to do either the Northern or Southern loop to get there. These two places are the equivalents of antipodes. > > It's just weird that Facebook won't even let you in unless you have friends in Facebook that it knows about before it's ever seen you. But then Facebook, Google, etc. probably know all about me before I sign up.
Probably this is how they are trying to stop people from creating fake accounts. -- Jasen.
s&oslash;ndag den 28. november 2021 kl. 01.31.03 UTC+1 skrev Jasen Betts:
> On 2021-11-27, Rick C <gnuarm.del...@gmail.com> wrote: > > On Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 6:09:16 PM UTC-4, bitrex wrote: > >> On 11/27/2021 5:03 PM, Rick C wrote: > >> > I tracked down someone through google pointing to a Facebook page. However, Facebook won't let me join. I can sign up, but before letting me in the account they want me to verify who I am by contacting friends they have identified for me. Of the five, three I've never seen before in my life. One is a jerk I knew in high school and the last is someone I could contact only with great effort. > >> > > >> > WTF??? > >> > > >> > Do they expect me to track down people I haven't seen in this century just to join their club? > >> > > >> > With a bit more work I did find the guy I was looking for. He has a seafood business on the other end of the island. So phooey on Facebook. I can use Google without having friends vouch for me. > >> > > >> What's the point, make a wrong move and some AI freezes your account for > >> a day, a week, forever, who knows. > > > > I'm not trying to be a Facie. I was just trying to contact someone who showed up there in a Google search. I only needed to go to page two of Google to find enough info to track him down so Facebook can go blow. Too bad Mayaguez is on the other end of the island. I'd drop in on him tomorrow. It would be a three or four hour drive from here since the center of the island is all mountains and I'd have to do either the Northern or Southern loop to get there. These two places are the equivalents of antipodes. > > > > It's just weird that Facebook won't even let you in unless you have friends in Facebook that it knows about before it's ever seen you. But then Facebook, Google, etc. probably know all about me before I sign up. > Probably this is how they are trying to stop people from creating fake > accounts.
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On 22:58  27 Nov 2021, Rick C said: 
> On Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 6:09:16 PM UTC-4, bitrex wrote: >> On 11/27/2021 5:03 PM, Rick C wrote: >> > >> > >> > I tracked down someone through google pointing to a Facebook >> > page. However, Facebook won't let me join. I can sign up, but >> > before letting me in the account they want me to verify who I am >> > by contacting friends they have identified for me. Of the five, >> > three I've never seen before in my life. One is a jerk I knew in >> > high school and the last is someone I could contact only with >> > great effort. >> > >> > WTF??? >> > >> > Do they expect me to track down people I haven't seen in this >> > century just to join their club? >> > >> > With a bit more work I did find the guy I was looking for. He has >> > a sea food business on the other end of the island. So phooey on >> > Facebook. I can use Google without having friends vouch for me. >> >> What's the point, make a wrong move and some AI freezes your >> account for a day, a week, forever, who knows. > > I'm not trying to be a Facie. I was just trying to contact someone > who showed up there in a Google search. I only needed to go to page > two of Google to find enough info to track him down so Facebook can > go blow. Too bad Mayaguez is on the other end of the island. I'd > drop in on him tomorrow. It would be a three or four hour drive > from here since the center of the island is all mountains and I'd > have to do either the Northern or Southern loop to get there. These > two places are the equivalents of antipodes. > > It's just weird that Facebook won't even let you in unless you have > friends in Facebook that it knows about before it's ever seen you. > But then Facebook, Google, etc. probably know all about me before I > sign up.
I've never seen that on Facebook. Maybe they have you flagged as suspicious. Are you sure the "friends" question is mandatory?
On Sat, 27 Nov 2021 14:58:31 -0800 (PST), Rick C
<gnuarm.deletethisbit@gmail.com> wrote:

>On Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 6:09:16 PM UTC-4, bitrex wrote: >> On 11/27/2021 5:03 PM, Rick C wrote: >> > I tracked down someone through google pointing to a Facebook page. However, Facebook won't let me join. I can sign up, but before letting me in the account they want me to verify who I am by contacting friends they have identified for me. Of the five, three I've never seen before in my life. One is a jerk I knew in high school and the last is someone I could contact only with great effort. >> > >> > WTF??? >> > >> > Do they expect me to track down people I haven't seen in this century just to join their club? >> > >> > With a bit more work I did find the guy I was looking for. He has a seafood business on the other end of the island. So phooey on Facebook. I can use Google without having friends vouch for me. >> > >> What's the point, make a wrong move and some AI freezes your account for >> a day, a week, forever, who knows. > >I'm not trying to be a Facie. I was just trying to contact someone who showed up there in a Google search. I only needed to go to page two of Google to find enough info to track him down so Facebook can go blow. Too bad Mayaguez is on the other end of the island. I'd drop in on him tomorrow. It would be a three or four hour drive from here since the center of the island is all mountains and I'd have to do either the Northern or Southern loop to get there. These two places are the equivalents of antipodes. > >It's just weird that Facebook won't even let you in unless you have friends in Facebook that it knows about before it's ever seen you. But then Facebook, Google, etc. probably know all about me before I sign up.
I wouldn't join Facebook if they paid me. -- "You must therefore confess that by 'individual' you mean no other person than the bourgeois; than the middle-class owner of property. This person must indeed be swept out of the way, and made impossible." - Marx & Engels, The Communist Manifesto
On Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 7:07:32 AM UTC-4, Pamela wrote:
> On 22:58 27 Nov 2021, Rick C said: > > On Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 6:09:16 PM UTC-4, bitrex wrote: > >> On 11/27/2021 5:03 PM, Rick C wrote: > >> > > >> > > >> > I tracked down someone through google pointing to a Facebook > >> > page. However, Facebook won't let me join. I can sign up, but > >> > before letting me in the account they want me to verify who I am > >> > by contacting friends they have identified for me. Of the five, > >> > three I've never seen before in my life. One is a jerk I knew in > >> > high school and the last is someone I could contact only with > >> > great effort. > >> > > >> > WTF??? > >> > > >> > Do they expect me to track down people I haven't seen in this > >> > century just to join their club? > >> > > >> > With a bit more work I did find the guy I was looking for. He has > >> > a sea food business on the other end of the island. So phooey on > >> > Facebook. I can use Google without having friends vouch for me. > >> > >> What's the point, make a wrong move and some AI freezes your > >> account for a day, a week, forever, who knows. > > > > I'm not trying to be a Facie. I was just trying to contact someone > > who showed up there in a Google search. I only needed to go to page > > two of Google to find enough info to track him down so Facebook can > > go blow. Too bad Mayaguez is on the other end of the island. I'd > > drop in on him tomorrow. It would be a three or four hour drive > > from here since the center of the island is all mountains and I'd > > have to do either the Northern or Southern loop to get there. These > > two places are the equivalents of antipodes. > > > > It's just weird that Facebook won't even let you in unless you have > > friends in Facebook that it knows about before it's ever seen you. > > But then Facebook, Google, etc. probably know all about me before I > > sign up. > I've never seen that on Facebook. Maybe they have you flagged as > suspicious.
You would only see this if you created an account. How many accounts have your created recently?
> Are you sure the "friends" question is mandatory?
Yes, it says there are three ways to verify your identity, but on the screen where you choose, there's only one offered. When you indicate this isn't working it ironically tells you to go back and select another option. Facebook has a sense of humor at least. -- Rick C. -- Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging -- Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209
On 28/11/21 18:56, Cursitor Doom wrote:
> I wouldn't join Facebook if they paid me.
They probably wouldn't accept CD as a moniker without other people agreeing they know who you are.